Solowheel: What The Segway Should Have Been

JD Rucker February 21 Design

The Segway was going to revolutionize the way we travel medium distances.

It didn’t.

Now, there is a new personal mobility device that wants to pick up where the Segway left off. Karen Day at CoolHunting reports that the Solowheel will be available in the US in March. A “self-balancing electric unicycle,” the Solowheel uses gyroscopic technology. Its 1000-watt rechargeable lithium-ion battery powers lasts two hours and can recaptures energy when going downhill.

The portability of the device gives it a leg-up on the Segway, which many avoided because of the whole issue with “where do I park this thing?” At 20 lbs., it can be easily carried into class or work, making it a potentially viable option on campuses or through heavy-traffic cities. Will it succeed? At $1500, it just might.

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Written by JD Rucker

+JD Rucker is Editor at Soshable, a Social Media Marketing Blog. He is a Christian, a husband, a father, and founder of both Judeo Christian Church and Dealer Authority. He drinks a lot of coffee, usually in the form of a 5-shot espresso over ice. Find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

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  • critter42

    Shouldn’t they credit Johnny Hart (creator of the BC comic strip) for the design?